Replacement headlights available, Classic cars saved!

If you own and drive a classic 50’s, 60’s or even 70’s car, you are, like me, probably worried about one thing. Parts. Every time I go to the parts store for my 1965 Buick fewer items are available.

One item in particular that I’m sure will eventually be phased out are sealed beam headlights. Every time a headlight goes out in the old Buick I wonder how hard it will be to find a new one.

Thankfully, I’m not the only one concerned about this. There are several companies out there creating replacement lights using modern H4 bulbs.

If anyone out there has replaced their headlights with a kit of this kind, leave me a comment and let me know how it worked. I’m interested to hear.

Automatic headlights for vintage cars

I always seem to have trouble with the headlights on my 1964 Buick LeSabre. If I’m driving early in the morning, or at dusk, and turn my lights on, I invariably leave them on and kill the battery. All these new vehicles have a timer that shuts the lights off after 5 minutes or so.

My question is, does anyone make a quality timer unit that can be wired into the headlights. Ideally, it would also be sensitive to ambient light and make them come on automatically when it gets dark. I found one in the JC Whitney Catalog, but seems like there would be a better product designed for street rods or customs.

If anyone has any suggestions please leave a comment.